Human habitats

Some 10,000 years ago cities emerged in the Fertile Crescent. Around that same time, human beings begun toying with a new technology--agriculture. We often don't think of agriculture as a

Live long; don't die at all

My previous essay explored why some organisations die slowly or not at all. One outcome of that exploration was the identification of organisational culture as the primary driving force for institutional longevity. Strong,

Die slow, or not at all.

Why do some institutions last long whereas others burn brightly (if at all) for a moment? I was inspired to write this some time ago; after reading Patrick Collison's " fast